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Parkroyal Hotels & Resorts receives Patron of the Arts Award 2008

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Parkroyal Hotels & Resorts has been awarded the prestigious “Patron of the Arts” Award 2008 by the Singapore National Arts Council. The award presentation ceremony took place at the Esplanade Theatre on Tuesday evening, and was graced by Dr Lee Boon Yang, Minister for Information, Communications & the Arts.

The “Patron of the Arts” Award goes to deserving individuals or organizations that have contributed more than Sin$300,000 towards the promotion and organization of artistic activities in Singapore.

“We are indeed honoured to be recognized for our contribution to the growing dynamism of the arts landscape and for our part in moving Singapore towards its vision of a global arts city,” said Mr A. Patrick Imbardelli, President and Chief Executive of Hotel Plaza Limited. “Since embarking on our corporate social responsibility programme, we have organized and sponsored a number of arts activities as part of our vision to nurture and maximize the potential of young local talents in the performing arts. Underlying this support is the Parkroyal Group’s commitment to giving opportunities to the financially disadvantaged.”

Since 2006, Parkroyal Hotels & Resorts has been energetically involved with youths in the performing arts and through the enthusiastic creative direction of Executive Director Ms Wee Wei Ling who identified supporting and spearheading the youth arts programme. Through fund-raising support and activities, young budding artistes in Singapore have been given many opportunities to showcase and improve their talents not just locally but overseas as well.

Parkroyal Hotels & Resorts continues its support for the arts in 2009, kicking off with the sponsorship of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s production of “Cinderella” which will be staged at The Esplanade in Singapore from 2 to 22 January 2009. The Musical, which is on an international tour, stars Lea Salonga and an international cast. As the official hotel partner, the hotel group will be providing accommodation to some 66-member strong entourage at Parkroyal on Beach Road.

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